LN521.312 Introduction to Language Learning and Linguistics



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This subject introduces students to phonological theory and analysis. Major topics covered include

At each point an awareness of analytical principles, phonological universals and common phonological processes, such as varieties of assimilation, is built up. Students will apply their knowledge to the analysis of a wide range of language data.

By the end of the subject students should have an understanding of the phonological principles and methodology that informs orthographic choices in a language community as well as the ability to form viable and checkable hypotheses.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching sessions that include: lectures, discussions, demonstrations, computer workshops, and exercises using relevant data from a variety of languages. Tutorial sessions that include: analysing data, take home assignments, analysis of a body of data with consultation help, and reading relevant to topics covered.

Unit offerings

SILA: Semester 1, 2021; Semester 1, 2022; Semester 1, 2023; Semester 1, 2024; Semester 1, 2025, and Semester 1, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 1)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.